WE ARE THE BEGINNING OF THE END OF ALZHEIMER'S AND DEMENTIA
Courtney and Jimmy
Craig O'Bryant - In Memory of Don O'Bryant
Diane Merritt, in Memory of my Mother Gert Costello
Donna & Paul Metzger - In Memory of Dad O'Bryant
Karen Rose Richter
Mr. & Mrs. Lukas Odhner & Amy Vreeman
Nancy Kay Hunt
The Ashford Family
The Dlugolecki Family
The Dowens Family
Therese and Bob Brummel
Hello, friends! It's time to walk again -- and raise donations to help end Alzheimer's and dementia.
Why should you donate to my Walk to End Alzheimer's? Three reasons:
1. Because the number of Americans with this devastating disease is expected to reach 16 million by 2050. Let me repeat: SIXTEEN MILLION PEOPLE. It very likely could affect (or already has affected) you or someone you love.
2. Because right now, there is no treatment and no cure for these degenerative, fatal brain diseases. We are just beginning our fight against Alzheimer's and dementia.
3. Because many of us have already suffered alongside a loved one afflicted with Alzheimer's or dementia. My family and I watched my dad, Donal O'Bryant, slip away bit by bit due to his dementia. He passed away in early 2011, and I am walking in his memory. It was hard for such a smart, funny, outgoing guy to lose his ability to communicate. It was hard to see him confused and frustrated and frightened. It was hard for us to suffer alongside him for so long. It is especially hard to know that so many other families have gone through this too. And will go through it. Unless we do something.
I need your support. I ask you to make a donation to help the Alzheimer's Association advance research into prevention, treatments, and a cure for Alzheimer's and dementia. For the millions already affected by these diseases, the Association offers care, education, support and resources in communities nationwide.
Thank you for joining our movement! Let's help find a cure for these diseases -- for our loved ones, our neighbors, and ourselves. We are the beginning of the end of Alzheimer's and dementia.
With love and 16,000,000 thanks for your generous support,